2021 Mercedes AMG GT Gets More Power, Standard Features

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Consumers may not be interested in the drop-top or two-door versions of the luxurious Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but high-performance coupes are still incredibly popular. For its fifth model year, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT is getting a few updates, including more power, better performance, new standard features, and a new Stealth Edition.

The base twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine in the AMG GT is now rated at 523 horsepower, which is a healthy increase from 469 hp. Torque also goes up to 494 pound-feet from 465 lb-ft. The bump in power, according to Mercedes, helps the 2021 AMG GT get from zero to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds. That’s 0.2 seconds quicker than last year’s model. On a very long runway, the AMG GT will hit 194 mph in coupe body styles and 193 mph in the convertible.

In addition to having a more powerful engine, the AMG GT now comes with more standard equipment, too. Adaptive dampers, AMG’s Ride Control suspension system, an electronic limited-slip differential, red brake calipers, a new lithium-ion battery, a Race mode, and AMG’s composite brakes are now standard. That’s quite a lot of performance features that should make the AMG GT more capable around a track.

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

Lastly, a new Stealth Edition joins the lineup for the 2021 model year. It follows the blacked-out trend in the industry, offering black brake calipers, dark chrome exterior trim pieces, staggered black wheels (19 inches at the front and 20 inches at the back), and a carbon fiber roof. There paint jobs are offered, including Obsidian Black Metallic, Selenite Grey Metallic, and Deisngo Grahpite Grey Magno.

The Stealth Edition’s cabin also gets some extra touches, including AMG performance seats with Nappa leather upholstery, a black steering wheel that’s wrapped in Dinamica microfiber, piano black trim, black stitching, and the Interior Night Package. The Stealth Edition may sound like another all-black supercar, but it certainly looks stunning.

The power bump now makes the AMG GT more powerful than the Aston Martin Vantage. While Mercedes provides Aston Martin with the V8 engine for the British sports car, the one in the Vantage has been more powerful, until now. The same 4.0-liter V8 engine in the Vantage is rated at 503 hp and 505 lb-ft of torque. The decision to boost the AMG GT’s performance could also be because of Porsche’s recent introduction of the new 911 Turbo. The most sedate version of the 911 Turbo packs a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter flat-six that makes 572 hp.

The Stealth Edition isn’t the first special edition model we’ve seen for the AMG GT. A few years ago, Mercedes offered the high-performance AMG GT C Edition 50 to commemorate the brand’s 50th anniversary.

Pricing for the 2021 AMG GT hasn’t been announced yet, but we’re certain it will cost more than the 2020 model. Last year, pricing started at $116,895 (including destination) for the GT Coupe. More power and more standard features should see the AMG GT Coupe inch toward the $130,000 mark.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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